Champion Ham Fetches $600,000

A team from Louisville-based Republic Bank submitted the top bid for this year’s Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham (displayed in photo by Miss Kentucky Ann Blair Thornton). The ham auction is the traditional end of the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast at the fair. Republic Bank was the top bidder at […]

Kentucky State Fair Officials Plan No Changes Following Indiana Tragedy

Gates open tomorrow morning at 7:00 for the 2011 Kentucky State Fair. Spokeswoman Amanda Storment says officials are mindful of last week’s tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, where five people were killed when a concert stage rigging was brought down by a gust of wind. Storment says they’re confident that the rigging that’s used […]

Hiring To Begin Soon For State Fair Jobs

Hiring will begin early next month for about 275 temporary jobs at the Kentucky State Fair. The positions include maintenance and housekeeping staff, admission gate keepers, tour guides and tram drivers. Wages begin at $7.25 an hour. Hiring begins Monday, August 8 and continues through the fair’s ten-day run, which begins on August 18. Application […]

State Fair Attendance Up Six Percent

This year’s Kentucky State Fair drew nearly 622,000 people, a six-percent increase from the previous year and the second-highest total in five years.                          Fair Board President Harold Workman says officials were optimistic that attendance would pick up this year, given the fact that more people were choosing to spend their entertainment dollars closer to […]